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Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:36 PM

The President's Speech on ACA in the Rose Garden today~ March 31, 2014~ Pics, too..

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An encapsulated history leading up to 7 Million Enrolled..

#HOPE




BFD!




Pres Obama and VP Biden have each others' backs as well as ours..

They've earned those pats!

Teamwork


President Obama receives an update on Affordable Care Act in the Oval Office, April 1, 2014. With the President, from left, are: Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor; Tara McGuinness, Senior Communications Advisor; Marlon Marshall, Principal Deputy Director of Public Engagement; Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy; Kristie Canegallo, Advisor to Chief of Staff; and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett (Photo by Pete Souza)

Just Getting Started~

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Reply The President's Speech on ACA in the Rose Garden today~ March 31, 2014~ Pics, too.. (Original post)
Cha Apr 2014 OP
freshwest Apr 2014 #1
Cha Apr 2014 #2
freshwest Apr 2014 #6
Cha Apr 2014 #7
IrishAyes Apr 2014 #28
applegrove Apr 2014 #3
freshwest Apr 2014 #5
Cha Apr 2014 #9
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #4
freshwest Apr 2014 #8
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #10
Cha Apr 2014 #12
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #13
Cha Apr 2014 #14
IrishAyes Apr 2014 #29
freshwest Apr 2014 #11
Cha Apr 2014 #16
freshwest Apr 2014 #26
Cha Apr 2014 #27
William769 Apr 2014 #15
Cha Apr 2014 #18
classof56 Apr 2014 #17
Cha Apr 2014 #20
NYC_SKP Apr 2014 #19
Cha Apr 2014 #21
IrishAyes Apr 2014 #30
NYC_SKP Apr 2014 #31
IrishAyes Apr 2014 #32
steve2470 Apr 2014 #22
Cha Apr 2014 #23
ucrdem Apr 2014 #24
Cha Apr 2014 #25

Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:48 PM

1. Love the video and pics! I posted quite a bit on this today. This is GOOD! n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:50 PM

2. Me too, fresh.. posted my little heart out.. but, thought all this should be together for

us in the Dreaded BOG!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:54 PM

6. I'm making a number of references to BOG posts today... We have some primo stuff, here! n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:54 PM

7. Cool!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 10:58 PM

28. Thanks for the retrospect.

Odd that some people really do consider this the 'dreaded' BOG, isn't it? We don't bite!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:50 PM

3. May this be the day of the start of the 2014 campaign.

The GOP are being showed as the lying liars they are on this, and pretty much any other policy.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:53 PM

5. Thanks, applegrove! Your support is greatly appreciated! n/t

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:56 PM

9. Good thought, apple! You'd have to be an

idiot Dem to run away from this!

mahalo apple~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:53 PM

4. Yipee!!!!! Yes we did!



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5:42 PM - 1 Apr 2014

Good timing Cha, I just got home from work a few minutes ago!

Love your great OP, Obamacare is working alrighty then!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 09:55 PM

8. Note that he added another 3 million of young people who are on their parents' policies...

And didn't even add the Medicaid expansion, which has been huge where it was allowed! So there are really more than 10 million!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:01 PM

10. I missed most of the info, worked late shift today.

So thanks for filling me in. Will catch the video tomorrow!

This is great news!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:02 PM

12. If that isn't the best wink commentary on this whole ACA/Obamacare thing, she!

I read Between Two Ferns and @King James really helped getting the young sprouts @GetCovered.. and Reaching our goal..





White House Innovation, she!

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:05 PM

13. I read that too Cha!

Obamacare and Our President, all the people that worked so hard to make this happen!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:07 PM

14. Yeah, Rockers!

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:00 PM

29. Both great, but my favorite is the Ferns. Man, did President Obama ever give him what for!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:02 PM

11. Just a little trip down memory lane on this:

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Keeping His Promises to the Poor and Vulnerable: Thank You, President Obama!



http://www.democraticunderground.com/11028481

Relaying the story of a woman with cancer in this video was fitting since he lost his own mother to that disease, and wanted better for other women:



"I remember my mother."


http://www.democraticunderground.com/110219099

Obama also mentioned Planned Parenthood, to which he has been a firm supporter against the stunts of Rand Paul, the most vocal on cutting funding and trying to force personhood bills on the nation as a whole.

It is for good reason Obama is called the First Feminist President:



The First Feminist President, Barack Obama

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110212801

Speaking for America in the video:

"In the end, history is not kind to those who deny Americans basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America's progress or our people. That's what the Affordable Care Act represents."

That is the change we hoped for and received. Single payer is in the ACA for 2017, to which he alludes by referring to simplifying in the speech. We are moving ahead. I won't go into the numerous talks I am having with all kinds of health providers and patients, and those who work to keep safe the poor, elderly and disabled, who have been breathing and sleeping better since the ACA passed.

And his comments about medical bankruptcies and losing one's home, I can witness to that humiliation, and the feeling being valued as an equal human being again when needed healthcare is no longer in jeopardy from circumstances beyond one's control. When one has lost, and lost big time despite paying for health insurance and 'doing all the right things,' lost to the schemes the for-profits have foisted on us for so long, I know Obama's heart is with the people of this country.

One of the first signs of being kicked out of the middle class is to lose insurance and be unable to pay for that which so many take for granted. A person who has major health issues will be economically disadvantaged in all ways, and the GOP is intent on impoverishing people by obstructing their care. Those who have never been tested in that way, may never need to get a plan through the ACA, but their lives will still be better too.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:22 PM

16. Thank you so much, fresh.. for these poignant poignant memories~

Getting us to this point.. and our journey has miles and miles to go!

And, what did the gop offer?..



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Yeah, Obamacare isn't perfect but what do you think of it and its potential compared to what the sociopaths have to offer?

And, of course, that's not directed at you, fresh

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:45 PM

26. Good advice to those who depress the vote, if they really do care about equality. The willfully

ignorant claim they don't know what Democrats stand for! Really?

All they're saying is they never took time to listen to what we stand for:

Democratic National Convention: The DNC Platform



Mayor Cory Booker Lays out Party Platform at the DNC



Elizabeth Warren's Full DNC Speech - Elections 2012



DNC 2012 - Sandra Fluke Address the DNC



DNC 2012 Includes Support For Gay Marriage



Democratic Party Platform from 2012 Democratic National Convention



For readers, here's the link:

The 2012 DNC Platform is available as a pdf at this link:

http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform

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Response to freshwest (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:56 PM

27. No, they haven't and they haven't bothered to take in exactly what the Koch party stands

for either!

Thank you for taking the time to post all these precious vids, fresh~

They might want to check out the difference of the two parties' stance on these particular VITAL ISSUES..

Supreme Court

Climate Change

Our Gay Brothers and Sisters

Our Poor, Middle Class People, and Working People!


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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:09 PM

15. Kick & highly recommended.

And to piss somebody off.

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Response to William769 (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:42 PM

18. Mahalo William!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:39 PM

17. Thanks, Cha, and a hearty K&R!



Here's to the future!!



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Response to classof56 (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:47 PM

20. What a journey, classof56!

And, miles and miles to go!

our future

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:43 PM

19. More than TEN million when you throw in the 3 million youngsters who can stay on parents' plans.

K/R

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 12:05 AM

21. An encapsulated history leading up to today, SKP..

#HOPE

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:08 PM

30. But - but - but I keep hearing the Repugs saying that nobody's actually paying premiums etc

and that this is all a sham. Do you suppose they might be, um, overcompensating? They're kinda funny/sad to watch. Can't say I have any sympathy, though. They got whupped big time and they deserve it.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:11 PM

31. Wait til the average poor workers find hope with ACA and realize they've been lied to.

Not to jinx it with optimism, but there could be a whole lot of turnover in the house and senate.

I'm thinking Mitch McConnell will be put out to pasture, for example.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 01:35 AM

32. I'd rather send him to the glue factory - all of 'em in fact.

But maybe that's just because I'm full blood Irish and a little mean as a result. As my career military dad loved to quote, "No better friend, no worse enemy."

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:17 AM

22. HUGE KICK AND HUGE REC ! Mahalo Cha ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:19 AM

23. Mahalo to you, steve!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 01:06 PM

24. Nice job Cha!



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Response to ucrdem (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:05 PM

25. Thank you so much, ucr~



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